One thing my kids love about holidays is that it brings out my baking side! I love to start baking with holidays approaching and Easter is no exception. I got our latest baking surprise from my sister. She created a super cute cake based on this Pigs in mud Kit Kat cake for my nephew for his birthday. Super cute. So I thought, HEY! That would be fun to use to make an Easter Kit Kat cake! So I’m going to show you how to pull it off so you can have the most popular Easter Kit Kat cake this Easter!
Easter Kit Kat Cake Tutorial
To begin you need
- two 8 or 9 inch round cake. I prefer using my Grandmother’s Devil’s Food cake. Super easy recipe and amazing flavor.
- Frosting- Because of all the sweet candy this uses, I opted for a sweet and tart Cream cheese frosting. I used lemon juice in place of the milk. Turns out A-MA-ZING!
- 4-6 King Size Kit Kat Candy bars
- Food coloring
- Easter candy of choice for decorating. We used Jelly Beans, mini Robin eggs, Chocolate marshmallow eggs, Chick and rabbit peeps.
- Twizzlers Pull & Peel licorish for the handles of the basket.
After you have cooked your cake and allowed it to cool completely. Then you need to ensure that the top of the cake is flat. Simply slice off to achieve the flat surface. Frost just the top of the one layer. Then very gently place the 2nd cake on top of the first.
Then frost the entire cake. Now many use chocolate frosting for this. And really if I was going for a pig in mud hole I’d use chocolate frosting or a delicious chocolate Ganache recipe. But since I want a light and bright Easter basket, I’m not worrying about color nor any more chocolate taste. It’s going to be overpoweringly rich as it is.
But if I wasn’t going to be covering up the frosting with candy decorations, I definitely would have used something different than white. It’s too easy to see the cake crumbs through the white cream cheese frosting.
Once the cake is frosted, then you take the Kit Kat bars, break them into sections of two each. Meaning just two sticks still stuck together. I recommend breaking them all up before you start placing them onto the cake. You will want to work quickly and get the ribbon tied on before the Kit Kats start to fall off. Gently place the Kit Kat around the cake, gently pressing into the frosting. As soon as you have them all lined up, tie a decorative ribbon around the cake. This will ensure the Kit Kat cake will stay together.
You can then insert the Twizzlers as Easter Basket handles on each side. Any flavor will do really. But I really like the color of the green. Not to mention that Green Apple candy is a major weakness of mine.
Finally, you want to prepare some colored coconut. I wanted grass color, so I went with green. But you can use any color you want. Just add some coconut to a ziplock bag. Add in a few drops of food coloring.
Then seal the bag and shake. I used 8 drops of green. Then sprinkle the colored Coconut across the entire top of the cake until you can no longer see the frosting underneath.
Easter Kit Kat Cake Decorating
Now we are ready to start the fun part. The decorating of our Easter Kit Kat cake! Call in the troops! This is the part the kids love the best! Let them help you place the Easter candy on the cake!
For us, we used two chocolate covered marshmallow eggs as “rocks”. A chick peep and rabbit peeps the boys picked out. And Jelly Beans and mini Robin Eggs that Jade picked out.
It turned out quite well. It was a lot of fun. The kids loved it. And boy was it rich! You definitely don’t need a big slice of this! When you are ready to eat it, just untie the ribbon and cut between the Kit Kat bars. Best served with ice cream. Even better when you share with neighbors so you don’t have the entire cake left over in your house taunting you!
Yeah, my neighbors may love me at first, but I am a huge hindrance to anyones weight loss goals when I start baking. I have to share. Ha-ha! But the teenaged boys in those homes truly love us as neighbors.
Did you like our Easter Kit Kat cake? Be sure to PIN IT! And share it with your friends with a link to our site so others can find it. 🙂 It’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family. And I’d be forever grateful for the share.
So do you think you can create your own Easter Kit Kat Cake ?
How would you decorate your Easter Kit Kat Cake?